For many years Manaus was called “The Paris of the Tropics”.
Bathed in the waters of the Rio
Negro, the city boasts one of the most famous
opera houses in the world, Teatro
Amazonas is build with marble from Italy,
iron from Glasgow and prefabricated blocks from Alsácia.
During the Rubber
Boom, the lavishness of the rubber barons knew
no bounds, even the dirty laundry was sent to Paris
to be washed. Today Manaus is the agitated heart of
the Amazon where the romantic colonialism mixes with
the luxury of the modern world such as can be found
in the expensive hotels.
Manaus is an ideal
starting point for expeditions to the jungle. From your
vantage point on a boat it is possible to admire the
wonder of amazon nature; the incredibly varied Flora
and Fauna, the two thousand species of fish and the
immensity of the river. You will also experience these
wonders up close; taking walks in the forest, bathing
in rivers and waterfalls, Piranha
Fishing by day and Alligator
Flashing by night. You will meet the people
of the region and see how they live, try the food and
taste some of the hundreds of fruits found only in the
Amazon. A magnificent sight is the Meeting
of the Waters, where the tranquil black water
of the Rio
Negro joins with the turbulent brown water of
Solimões to form the immense Amazon river.